Liberation theology - whether Latin American, U.S. Black, African, Feminist - realized that theology had traditionally been done from the standpoint of privilege. Western theology was the product of a minority of humankind living in a state of affluent exception; poverty was the norm for the majority of the world's population. By grounding itself in the perspective of the poor, liberation theology came as close as possible to being the first truly global theology.
"Another Possible World" is the book resulting from the first World Forum on liberation theology that took place in 2005 in Brazil. This international gathering discussed themes of liberation, ecumenical differences, inter-religious commitments and historical and interdisciplinary methodologies from the perspective of the global poor. The resulting chapters come from an internationally acclaimed group of contributors. This collection brings the current debates within liberation theologies right up to date and allows readers to acquaint themselves with key thinkers on the most relevant topics within this discipline.
Professor Althaus-Reid is a Latin American theologian currently holding the chair in ethics at University of Edinburgh. She is the author of several books, including Indecent Theology (Routledge 2000); The Queer God (Routledge 2003); From Feminist Theology to Indecent Theology (SCM 2004); The Sexual Theologian (Continuum 2005) and Liberation Theology and Sexuality (Ashgate 2006) Dr Petrella, a citizen of Argentina, is an assistant professor at the University of Miami and author of two important books in this area: The Future of Liberation Theology: an Argument and Manifesto (Ashgate 2004, SCM 2005) and Latin American Liberation Theology: The New Generation ( Orbis, 2005).